Colleen O'Leary-Kelley Director
Considering a Career in Nursing?
The US Labor Department identifies the Registered Nurse (RN) as the top occupation in terms of job growth. California is among many states that continues to experience a nursing shortage. This workforce shortage is anticipated to increase as California's demographics grow and shift.
Career possibilities for Bachelor of Science prepared nurses are: Home Health Care Nurse, Case Manager, Sub-Acute Nurse, Hospital Staff Nurse, Health Clinic Nurse, Advice Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Manager, Administrator, Educator, School Nurse, and Primary Care Nurse. Nursing careers vary over a lifetime and permit changing careers within one profession.
Advanced (Masters in Nursing) Degrees are available in a variety of specialties, including Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, and Family Nurse Practitioner*. The joint Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in collaboration with CSU Fresno began in Fall 2012. This is a post-masters online doctoral program focused on advanced clinical practice, evidence-based leadership, and faculty preparation.